NORR Architect

NORR is an employee-owned, fully integrated A&E firm. Our professional team of 700 architects, engineers, planners and interior designers work collaboratively across 14 market sectors from offices located in Canada, the US, UK and UAE.

Our mission is to create socially aware, environmentally responsible, and financially viable architecture and engineering design solutions to ensure our clients achieve their business goals while contributing to healthier and sustainable spaces and places across the globe.

Founded in 1938 by Canadian Architect John B. Parkin, we’ve been building on our reputation for inspired design for more than 80 years. We continue to advance design through sustainable stewardship, diversity of people, the power of technology and the pursuit of excellence for the built environment. 

Recent projects

Aria in University District

Gracorp Capital had a bold vision to build a large mixed-use project consisting of residential, commercial and retail space. Although these projects are common in many areas, they are a relatively new building form for Calgary, AB and reinforces the demand for urbanization and the ability to live, work and play within the immediate community. Aria consists of five stories with 288 purpose-built rental units, 10 retail units, a major food store as well as a 200-person childcare facility on the ground floor. Located in the vibrant, new master-planned University District, it is close to the University of Calgary as well as hospitals, stores and malls.

909 Division Mixed-Use Development

The design envisions a hip complex that is purposeful to how the building functions in the sustainable community, and how users function within the building. The proposed development will feature a 16-story amenity-rich residential and office tower that sits on top of a podium deck comprised of loft style offices, retail space, screened parking, and an internal ride share. A total of 343 residential units and 254,800 square-feet of office space is planned. The current zoning is within the Gulch South Subdistrict having a base height of 10 stories and a maximum height of 16 stories achieved through the Bonus Height Program (BHP). Active use screening the parking deck, an abundance of previous surfaces, and the LEED® ND certification will be required as part of the BHP requirements.